I’m trying to serve salmon more often in our house—not only is it incredibly nutritious, but it’s a family favourite!
Salmon provides so many essential nutrients, including protein, omega-3, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-6, and vitamin D to mention a few. I’ve been experimenting with recipes recently, and because we’re big into burgers right now (summer is on its way!), I decided to test out a new salmon burger recipe, using delicious canned salmon, which is affordable and great to have on hand in your pantry.
Knowing where our food comes from is important to me, especially when it comes to produce, meat, fish and seafood.
Thanks to Oceanwise, I now know who caught our fish and seafood (and that we’re supporting independent fishing families), not to mention that it’s fair-trade and sustainable. One of my all-time favourites is canned salmon, which contains additional calcium because of the soft bones (which are safe to eat, and have never been spotted by anyone in my family!).
I often recommend canned salmon as an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, especially for those who find it hard to consume enough otherwise (only 2.5 oz of salmon contains just under 300 mg of calcium and about 500 IU’s of vitamin D!).
I use canned salmon just like I would tuna- to make salmon melts, salmon-salad sandwiches and as a protein-rich topping for salads, but I also love using it for burgers, because it’s quick and easy, and provides a nutrient-dense twist on a summer classic.
Knowing that this particular variety comes from a family-run, local and sustainable fishery makes me feel even better about serving it to my family.
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Diana Matthews says
These look fantastic! Yum. I will be making these asap!
They’re so good! Let me know how they turn out!
Stacey Mattinson says
YUM!! I love salmon! I’ve never made homemade salmon burgers before. Now I’m totally inspired!
They’re so yummy (and so easy!) 🙂
Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen says
These look so simple and delicious!!
Thank you!! 🙂
Kara @ Byte Sized Nutrition says
Nothing says summer quite like salmon burgers! These look like the perfect weeknight dinner!
Lauren O'Connor says
I love salmon and all the good nutrients it provides. These burgers sound delish!
These weee really good and super easy to make – just be sure you don’t get the salmon with skin and bones. I had to run back to the grocery store! Oops! But yes, delicious and simple! Hooray!